Thursday, March 26, 2015

 03-25-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
-0700-arrived on the island
-0800--met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
-0945-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1430-met the ferry checked the Community Center
1545-met the ferry, monitored traffic on Island ave, 0 violations
1645- met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, gave extra attention to Welch St
2130-met the ferry, Checked the Community Center
Tip of the day.....Remember not to leave your keys in your vehicle when you leave the island

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

03/24/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0740 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0820 - traffic detail on Central Ave.  Approx. 10 vehicles passed all driving under 25 MPH.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1450 - patrolled island and 1530 ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2150 - checked on DPW property.

***All vehicles driven on the island must have up to date insurance.

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

03/23/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor (Day shift)
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0815- S/A at Elementary School
0845- Bldg/Equip maintenance
0915- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry
1345- 15-2160 report for Islander who was victim of fraudulent tax return filing
1430- met ferry-shift change w/Ofc Hawley

Ofc. Hawley (Evening shift)
 

Now that the snow banks are receding I think it's a good time to remind everyone to put your house numbers out where they're visible from the street. In the event of an emergency it will be much easier to locate you with each house clearly marked. 

Ofc. Richardson (Late shift)

2130 shift change with officer Hawley
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
As snow melts during the day and freezes during the night, watch your step when walking
 

Monday, March 23, 2015

03/22/2015  Ofc. Richardson
 
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
checked TEIA
0915 traffic detail, ran radar on Brackett Ave for 75 minutes, about 10 vehicles... top speed 22 miles per hour
1100 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1600 traffic detail on Brackett Ave, 1 hour four vehicles.. fastest vehicle 24 mph
1735 met ferry
1830 assist Fire Dept. with reported chimney fire, false alarm
1915 met ferry
shift change with PFD
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2330 checked DPW
0020 checked American Legion

If you think the exhaust system on your vehicles is sounding a little loud..
trust me, it is!!  please take care of it!!an ounce of prevention... etc..etc...
03/21/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor

 0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry
0835- W/Engine 12 on the road/truck check
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-spoke w/Islander who had questions re:summer congestion down front
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1745- Islander walked in requesting assistance w/getting family member to ME Med. Fire Boat responded. #15-002117
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- patrolled Island

For those folks who have not heard, I am transferring from Peaks to the Jetport during the first week of April. I will still be working the occasional overtime job here on Peaks, but my new daily assignment will be at the Jetport. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with my colleagues and the Peaks Community. This transfer opportunity doesn't happen very often and I couldn't let it pass by. Should you need to reach me I am available at rumerc@portlandmaine.gov
03/20/2015  Ofc. Richardson
 
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0910 monitored speed with radar unit on Island Ave, about 20 vehicles in all.  1 slightly over the speed limit, driver spoken to.
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1730 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked on two intoxicated subjects as they made their way to Forest City Landing
2330 met ferry
checked American Legion

Please check to make sure any health issues that you have i.e... medications, allergies etc..
are posted in your home so first responders can see them.

Friday, March 20, 2015

03/19/2015 Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry
0945- met ferry
0958- Medcu 12 call to Central Ave Health Center-transport
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-loose black lab-no collar-no ID-unable to catch dog-owner called station looking for dog-dog captured by owner-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry
1952- Islander stopped by to inquire who would be working on 03/20/15
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

Don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors if you haven't already done so. The first day of Spring is just as great a time to replace those batteries as Daylight Savings...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

03/18/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1040 - assisted FD with checking Knox box at 25 Church Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1430 - ladder 12 check with FD at DPW.
1530 - met ferry.
1620 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2050 - special attention to DPW property.
2130 - met ferry
.
***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 Hr. parking limit.***

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

03-17-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, gave extra attention to Seashore Ave.
1750-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
 

Tip of the day.........remember pets need to be kept on a leash

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

03/16/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0815 - traffic detail at Peaks Elementary school.  Eight vehicles passed. All driving between 13 and 17 MPH.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


Reminder- Keep all valuables out of view when it your vehicle, and lock it.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

03-15-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, cleaned the vehicle, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2030-met the ferry, gave extra attention to Welch St
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
 
Tip of the Day....Check the batteries in your smoke detectors

 
03/14/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island
0930 met ferry
1030 ran radar for speeders on Island Ave for about 90 mins.  Checked approx 30 vehicles.  No speeders, fastest vehicle was 18 miles an hour.
1215 met ferry
Parking complaint Island Ave
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
The fireman received a call from a homeowner who told of an intoxicated man walking into his house
the only info I received was in the area of the inn, after a search I found the male drinking water at an island ave establishment.  Man was identified and assisted to Casco Bay Lines.
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
 

The frost was deep this, winter potholes are at their worst.. slow down and avoid damage to your vehicle.
03/13/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1830- Medcu 12 to 141 New Island Ave-transport
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2250- patrolled Island
 

With another snowstorm headed our way, keep the path to your home clear as well as all your entryways and remember the parking rules, don't leave your car on the street if there is a parking ban. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

03/12/2015  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island
0930 met ferry
spoke to island resident about auto registration
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
spoke to island resident about headlight out and auto registration
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
 

There are no one way streets on peaks island... all vehicles must park right wheels to curb.... if there is no curb... imagine one being there!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

03/11/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift chnage-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0930- report of 3 kayakers near Cushing Island caller concerned for their safety-w/Marine 12-located and all set.
0947- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1500- patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

With the warm days happening we'd like to remind everyone that the water doesn't warm as quickly as the air does. Please do not perform any stunts by jumping off the dock or into the water.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

03/10/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0845 - responded with Officer Reagan and K9 Trixie to the Peaks Elementary School for a show and tell/demonstration with the students.  Officer Reagan answered questions for the students and explained the duties of a police dog.  The kids loved it.  There are a couple of pics uploaded on the Portland Police Facebook page.
1130 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1305 - made note of silver Chevy pick-up, license plate commercial 718-979 and red Dodge Dakota pick-up with license plate Maine 3774UD.  Both vehicles parked in Welch St. lot.  Vehicles were moved from prior location in lot.  72 hour parking limit initiated.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - picked up FD and CMP for class on island about electrical/down wire safety class.
1800 - attended class at Community Center.
2030 - transported units back to fire boat.
2130 - met ferry.


***Have neighbors/friends pick up your newspapers and mail if you are going to be away for awhile.  It's a easy and sure sign that nobody is home.  It makes your home a easy target for a burglary.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

03-09-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, report of a boat sinking 4 Torrington Rd
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, Checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, Medical call on Welch St.
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry checked around the island
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day....Don't leave your keys in your car.

Monday, March 9, 2015

03/08/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - responded to area of Seashore Ave. and Maple for a disabled motor vehicle in road.  Vehicle was gone on my arrival.
1130 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2150 - checked DPW property.


***All island vehicles must be insured.***
03/07/2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, assisted a motorist on Welch St., checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, Patrolled
1750-met the ferry, found and returned lost dog on Bracket St.
1930-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
2030-Met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
 

Tip of the day....leave a few minutes early for the boat...watch your speed.
03/06/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor (Day shift)
0700- met ferry-PFD shift change 
0800- met ferry
0810- S/A to Elementary school re: speeding complaints-no violators
0830- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-checked Welch St lot-(2 vehicles marked for towing already moved)-patrolled Island
1420- bldg/equip maint
1530- shift change w/Ofc Connolly

Beware of ice!! There have been a few warm ups during the day-with freezing overnight-we've had one Islander slip and fall on their stairs. Please use caution. Be sure to keep all your exits clear of snow and ice.

Ofc.  Connolly (Evening shift)
 
1530 hours: shift change
1645 hours: met ferry
1710 hours: patrolled island
1750 hours: met ferry
1810 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
1945 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2150 hours:patrolled island
2245 hours: shift change

Ofc. Hawley (Late shift)

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

03/05/2015 Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0830- spoke with Islander re:complaint that they are one of "identified speeders" they state they are aware of speed limit and use caution and will continue to. They were made aware of complaint and know if they violated in the past they should use caution in the future-if they didn't violate-no harm-no foul.
0945- met ferry
1000- w/PFD Church St Building Inspection
1030- DPW vehicle maintenance
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island-DPW for vehicle maintenance
1350- Welch St lot-abandoned vehicles ticketed and tagged for towing. Owners notified.
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1618- Medcu 12 to 17 3rd St for transport
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 
 

Be aware that ice dams are quickly becoming a problem with the warmer temperatures making irregular appearances. Please be sure to check your home and those in your neighborhood. For the folks with seasonal homes it could save a lot of aggravation and work if an issue is spotted in time and they are notified.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

03/04/15  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 

In an emergency, a written list of your prescribed medications posted in a visible location in your home is a very good idea.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

03/03/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry
0808- S/A at Elementary school re:complaint of speeders headed to 0815 ferry-none observed
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1030- fueled cruiser
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-snow keeping everyone in
 

Remember to check in on your neighbors with this snow and cold weather upon us. Please remember that cars on Island Ave will not see you well at night. Use caution when stepping into the street-especially when popping out between parked cars.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

03/02/2015   Robert Lauterbach

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0920 - spoke with a resident that wanted to inform us that he was concerned about a friend/neighbor's health. 
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1100  ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1515 - patrolled island and met 1530 ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has  72 hour parking limit.***

Monday, March 2, 2015

03-01-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1100-met for information on a follow up for Luther St..
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1750-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, gave Special attention to Seashore Ave.
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day....Remember to keep your pets on leashes.
02/28/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0930 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1430 - spoke with a resident who was inquiring about protection from harassment paperwork.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - assisted FD with engine 12 maintenance.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2145 - special attention to DPW lot.


***Just a reminder that island vehicles must be insured.***

Friday, February 27, 2015

02/26/2015   Ofc, Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
swapped out peaks suv for spare car
0930 met ferry
swapped out spare car for peaks suv
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
warned two drivers in the ferry line to register their vehicles while on the mainland
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
 

Check the level of snow on your homes roof ... an ounce of prevention..etc...etc

Thursday, February 26, 2015

02/25/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0805- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- fueled cruiser
0945- spoke w/Capitol Police (DC) re:background inquiry
0955- met ferry
1005- several hydrants shoveled after roads cleared
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1210- 16 Adams St-Assist w/wheelchair transfer from house into car
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry
1655- 16 Adams St-Assist w/wheelchair transfer from car into house
1800- bldg/equip maint.
1930- met ferry
1945- PIC meeting (after meeting spoke w/Islander re:medcu follow up)
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

It has come to our attention that there have been complaints of "known" cars speeding to meet the ferry. I realize folks reluctance to confront a neighbor, but if you'd like us to gently remind them of the speed limit and your concerns before someone is hurt or they are ticketed by a radar detail, please feel free to let us know who they are and we will speak with them. Prevention goes hand in hand with enforcement.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

02/24/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0900 check of 72 hour parking lot, (10 tickets issued)
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
warning to island resident for auto registration
1630 met ferry
traffic accident at Island Ave and Elizabeth St., minor damage report taken
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
check TEIA
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry

check American Legion

10 island residents received parking tickets for not removing their vehicles from the public parking lot 72 hours after our last storm.  Please remove your car from the lot so that DPWcan properly clear the lot.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

02/23/2015   Ofc. Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked fire hydrants
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 

Remember to be careful when pulling out of side streets-DPW has done an amazing job but some spots still have limited visibility. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

02/22/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0820 - minor vehicle accident with no injuries in Welch St. parking lot.  Report taken.
0930 - hydrant shoveling with FD personnel.
1025 - assisted AAA with info on a disabled vehicle on Adams Street.
1035 - continued hydrant shoveling.
1345 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2120 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Friendly reminder, last night, I found a few cars parked in the Welch St. lot unlocked.  Nothing valuable in sight, but the one time you forget to take your valuables out, will be the time when someone steals them.  Try to remember to lock your vehicle.
02-21-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1630-met the ferry, gave special attention to Island Ave.
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day....A warm day!!...with the melting and freezing be careful with ice!!
02/20/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and cleaned out hydrants.
1215 - 911 hang-up in area of 97 Island Ave.  Negative contact.  Nobody around.
1230 - met ferry.
1410 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and checked DPW property.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
0530 - Medcu 12 run 15 New Island Ave.  Patient assisted on scene.  No transport.


***Make sure to check in on family and neighbors during bad storms.  Always feel free to contact us to check in as well.***

Friday, February 20, 2015

02-19-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, medical call Ocean St.
1230-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1430-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, gave special attention to Bracket St.
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1930-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
0400-medical call on Island Ave
 
 
Tip of the day.......Sub Zero temps...lets keep our pets safe..Take them inside!

 
02/18/2015  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 relieved by officer Connolly for DMV hearing
1100 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked parking lot for parking violators, 1 car ticketed
1735 met ferry
1900 patrolled island with PFD
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2215 ticketed car for snow ban, vehicle removed by DPW
2230 met ferry
2300 checked American Legion
0400 ticketed more cars for parking ban
 
Please remember to move your vehicles form the commuter lot to allow for snow removal.
 
 

 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

02/17/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0815- shoveled hydrants
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1007- 37 Sterling St w/Ladder 12 for frozen/burst pipe
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1700- Chimney fire reported at 64 Elizabeth St-blocked stove pipe
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 

Remember to check your stove and furnace vents-someone this morning was overheard saying their wood stove wouldn't start and stay burning-then they discovered the vent was blocked by snow..We also have a few issues with pipes freezing. Remember to keep your thermostats clear of hanging clothes so that the room air can be truly read by the thermostat.
02/16/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0840 dis/mv on new Island Ave
0930 met ferry
1000 shoveled fire hydrants
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
911 hang up on Jewel Rd, no contact
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
checked DPW
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
Check the vents to any heating devices you may have ,excessive snow can cause a backup of carbon monoxide gasses.


Monday, February 16, 2015

02/15/2015   Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Ofc Lauterbach met ferry-patrolled Island
0800- shift change Ofc Lauterbach/Ofc Connolly
0945- met ferry-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-Ofc Connolly ended shift
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-passed on info re:boat washed up on shore by Lion's Club
1645- met ferry
1715- spoke w/Coast Guard and Harbor Master re:boat on rocks at Lion's Club
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 
Remember to factor in the wind chill when you prepare to go out for the day. With the blowing and drifting snow it's important to keep all the vents clear on your home- an annual cleaning/check on chimneys and stove pipes is a very good idea as well.
 

 
02/14/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0930 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Make sure to take plenty of breaks while shoveling.***
02-13-2015   Ofc.  T. OConnor
 
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, Checked Welch St.
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked on a cat on City Point Rd.
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day....With the low Temps...use caution and stay layered.

Friday, February 13, 2015

02/12/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0940 - engine 12 run with call department to 88 Welch St. for chimney fire.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1220 - responded back to 88 Welch St. for a chimney fire.
1500 - cleared 88 Welch St.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - checked DPW property.
2130 - met ferry.


***Remember to get your chimney cleaned every year.***

Thursday, February 12, 2015

02-11-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1430-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1550-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry , checked on a broken down vehicle Lawn Ave.
2230-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day......please do not park your vehicles on streets that have been thinned due to snow accumulation. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

02/10/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 shoveled and plowed fire hydrants
1000 met ferry
1015 shoveled and plowed fire hydrants
1630 met ferry
1730 met ferry
1800 training class with PFD
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
checked DPW
 
snow banks are high.. roads and sidewalks are slippery, please slow down to avoid accidents

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

02/09/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change-0712 Islander requested a ride back to their home to grab purse and keys (taxi not available)-made the boat--barely
0800- Bldg/equip maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry-along with Jay Soule assisted motorist stuck in the snow
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2000- spoke with a few car owners reminding them of the parking ban-spoke with the owner of broken down car in front of 258 Pleasant Ave-owner states she will be contacting the Kamp brothers to make arrangements to have it towed off Island for repairs.
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2210- snow ban ticketing- one on Island Ave & one on New Island Ave
 
Tunnels made in the snow banks next to the Library/Community Center were discovered. The risk of that heavy snow collapsing on a child is not acceptable. Public Works notified and removed the tunnels.
 
From the Health Center:
               Please Note:  The Peaks Island Health Center will be CLOSED this coming Thursday,

                               February 12, 2015.    We will resume the regular schedule on Monday.
(A reminder…When the Health Center is closed, the providers at Portland Family Medicine (874-2466) may be contacted for medical care.)  

Monday, February 9, 2015

02/08/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
Hazmat class with island volunteers
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2200 checked American Legion
 
Heavier cars tend to drive better in poor weather than lighter cars.  If you can't add extra weight to your car, at a minimum keep your fuel tank full.
02/07/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0715- Welch St lot Handicapped violation ticketed
0800- met ferry
0815- Island Ave Emergency no parking ticketed
0830- Hydrants shoveled-Island resident stopped to volunteer with hydrant shoveling
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-left to go find Subaru stuck in the snow on Seashore Ave-Travers Tuttle responded and helped get his neighbor's car free
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- checked bar/patrolled Island
 
 

Another storm will be bringing more snow our way-remember to get your vehicles off the streets-parking bans apply to the Island.
2/6/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0810 - Medcu 12 run to Island/Welch for a person who fell.  Individual made into the cafe.  Possible knee injury.  Transported to fireboat with out incident.  Report taken.
0930 - out shoveling hydrants until 1230.
1415 - patrol island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember that Welch St. lot has 72 hr. limit.***

Friday, February 6, 2015

02/05/15  Ofc. Richardson  (Day Shift)

0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
parking complaint Island Ave, ticket issued
0800 met ferry
shift change with PFD
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
follow up on complaint (snow ban)
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry

Please move your vehicles asap after a snow storm to allow DPW to clear the streets

Peaks Afternoon Shift Connolly
 
1430 hours: shift change
1445 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1550 hours: met ferry
1610 hours: patrolled island
1645 hours: met ferry
1835 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
1945 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2050 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2245 hours: shift change
 

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

02/4/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - Ladder 12 check with FD personnel.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Be careful shoveling and make sure to take plenty of breaks.***

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

02/02/15

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
Checked parking lot for island resident, she thought she left her lights on (she hadn't)
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
0100 checked cars for parking ban
 
snow banks are getting higher and harder to shovel, pace yourselves, no snowstorm is worth a heart attack.

Monday, February 2, 2015

02/01/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0850- Hydrant shoveling
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- parking ticket issued-Island at Brackett Ave
1435- met ferry-patrolled Island
1510- 242 Island Ave #3-follow up to case #15-831 (3 citations issued)
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 

With all the snow falling remember to shovel out all the entrance/exit paths to your home. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home helping to keep it clear of snow is greatly appreciated.
01/31/2015

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0900 shoveled hydrants on north side of island
1100 met ferry
1115 shoveled hydrants on south side of island
1200 finished hydrants
1245 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
follow up on island ave re-crash on 1/30, no contact
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
Please remove your vehicles as soon as possible from the public lot to allow
for snow removal

 
01/30/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-spoke briefly w/Islander -gave her a lift up slippery hill
0945- met ferry
1000- checked Welch St lot-parking ticket issued for vehicle at Island & Brackett in no parking
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry- patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-car blocking intersection Oakland/New Island tagged
2215- Snow Ban Parking tickets issued-(4)
2235- 414 Island Ave-new resident out walking dog locked himself out of house-assist w/Engine 12
2250- met ferry-patrolled Island
0000- American Legion for LSOA- Ford ranger struck Cadillac and fled the scene-(OAS and Illegal attachment)
 
 
(another Islander reports getting an odd call from a non-English speaking man claiming he was from the IRS and was going to send authorities to her home-she did not give him any information. DO NOT give out any personal information over the phone-there are still some nice unsuspecting people who could be fooled-please remind your family and neighbors)
 

Peaks DPW workers are doing a fabulous job of keeping the streets clear during storms. Do your part and move your cars out of the road during Snow Bans. All the piles of snow left from going around cars with the plows make it hazardous and limit parking spaces as well. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

01/29/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1405 - engine 12 run to 60 Centennial for an alarm sounding.  Contractor disabled the alarm.  All set.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1835 - responded to 67 Pleasant Ave. to make contact with a subject of a vehicle accident that occurred on the main land.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.

***Be careful walking down by the ferry.  DPW has been sanding/salting down there, but as it's getting colder, it seems to be freezing up.***

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

01-28-2015   Ofc.T. OConnor
 
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100- assisted with shoveling Fire Hydrants
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
   Tip of the day......While driving around...use caution on corners where the snow banks remain high, and visibility remains low!!!!

 
01/27/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach  
0700 - arrived on island.
Due to heavy snow fall and wind conditions, CBL suspended all ferry service until further notice.
1000 - patrolled island.  No vehicles were out driving.  Bad driving conditions.
1240 - Along with FD, removed a down wire from 822 Seashore Ave.
1250 - transported officer O'Connor down to ferry.  CBL left Peaks and returned to the mainland.
1640 - CBL announced all ferry service for the rest of the day was suspended.
1740 - patrolled island. Nothing going on.
1945 - patrolled island.
2330 - patrolled island.

***Be careful shoveling.  Make sure to take numerous breaks, and drink plenty of fluids.***

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

01-26-2015   Ofc. T OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the Ferry, Had cars moved prior to snow storm
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1550-met the ferry , patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, storm Prep
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled

Tip of the day....with the heavy snow....check exhaust pipes around your house to avoid potential carbon monoxide exposure.

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

01/25/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 met ferry
0800 met ferry
shift change with PFD
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0840 shoveled fire hydrants with PFD
1000 met ferry
1000 attended mandatory Hazmat class at Community Center
1230 met ferry
1415 met ferry
finished shoveling fire hydrants with PFD
checked TEIA
1515 met ferry
follow up 1/24 Island Ave
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1815 civil dispute between two parties moderated
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
 
Please, please remove " all " snow and ice from your vehicle before driving.

 
01/24/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor (Day Shift)
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1020- assisted pushing broken down motorist out of road
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1250- DPW for tire repair
1430- met ferry-shift change w/Ofc Hawley

Remember to leave extra time for parking and walking to the boat when the weather is bad. Folks trying to run on a snowy road in order to catch the boat is a recipe for a fall.

Ofc. Hawley (Early Shift)

Ofc. Richardson (Late Shift)

2130 shift change with Officer Hawley
2200 passerby noticed the front door wide open of a Seashore residence.  The newly installed front door was clear glass.  The building was fine
2300-0001 twelve cars issued parking tickets for ignoring the parking ban
 

Please use the sidewalks whenever possible, especially at night.


01/23/2015  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1000 a couple of walkers discovered a baby seal on back shore, the animal did not appear to be in distress. Marine mammal hotline notified
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1300 alarm sounding 5th Maine, false alarm
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked DPW
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion

Please check to make sure you have no vehicles blocking snow plowing efforts for the upcoming storm.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

01/22/2015  Ofc. Richardson (Day Shift)

0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1100 parking complaint on Island Ave, ticket issued
1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

01/22/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
1430- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
1450- 9 Oaklawn Ave-owner requested check of cottage due to high power bills-bldg tight no sign of entry/damage
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A to 9 Oaklawn
2040- patrolled Island- S/A check on Spruce St
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
It is prime cold and flu season. Please remember basic etiquette/hygiene while traveling on the ferry or stopping to talk to folks.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

01/21/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - Medcu 12 run to 89 Central Ave.  Patient transported to fire boat without incident.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1520 - Engine 12 training and maintenance.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember to never leave your vehicle keys in your vehicle when you are not in it.***

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

01-20-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry
0945-met the ferry, dog bite report Forest City landing
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
Tip of the day.....rising and falling temps...use caution with black ice.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

01/19/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0815 - patrolled Seashore Ave.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - patrolled Central Ave.
1050 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled Seashore Ave.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.

***Keep valuables out of sight; place all articles in the trunk, glove box, or remove altogether.

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

01-18-2015   Ofc.  T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked on a report of Smoke New Island ave.
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked Elizabeth St. for a report of smoke
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day.......check the vents on your dryer they must be clear of lint to reduce the chance of fire.
01/17/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
checked DPW
checked TEIA
1940 met ferry
2040 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2310 checked American Legion
0230 report of man yelling in the road on Pleasant Ave, neighborhood was quiet on my arrival
0250 patrolled island with PFD
 

Please scrape and defrost your entire cars window glass before driving.
01/16/15  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0825- Welch St Lot ticketed 4 overtime cars
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1130- patrolled Island
1215- 368 Island Ave-smoke detector going off. w/Engine 12-checked bldg-unable to locate owner
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1900- Dinner out in community
2000- 25 Jewel Rd 911 hang-up accidental-all set with resident there
2030- patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- patrolled Island-checked bar-very windy/cold very few people out
 
Remember that the Welch St Lot is a 72 Hr limit lot. If you are headed off Island for an extended time, ask a neighbor for a ride to the boat or use the Island Taxi service. With the limited number of spots available your neighbors will appreciate you following the rules and you won't have to deal with a pesky parking ticket.
 

 

Friday, January 16, 2015

01/15/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1010 check well being of Central Ave resident, no contact
1045 met ferry
family of elderly Central Ave resident ask police to force door to check her status, resident was located uptown with other relatives, no we didn't force the door.
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
 
Give yourself five extra minutes to get where your going... you'll be glad you did

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

01/14/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0830- bldg/equip maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry
1955- complaint of possible erratic operation of golf cart-checked area last seen as well as side streets no contact
2035- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
                   Peaks Island Health Center @ 87 Central Ave      
                      Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
         Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
 Now that winter is upon us, and traveling to Portland when we are sick is even more of an inconvenience, we thought it would be helpful to remind Peaks Islanders, once again, of the following service our Health Center offers:
 *  The Health Center can provide acute care (short-term treatment of an injury of illness) to patients who have Primary Care Physicians in other practices.
 If you wish to have the option of using the Health Center and are not affiliated with MMC, please check with your insurer before an incident arises, to avoid any coverage issues.  As a rule, Medicare patients may see whom they wish.
*  Patients who have no insurance coverage are also welcome to use the Health Center.  The Peaks Island staff can give you information regarding contacts at Maine Medical/Partners who can assist you with payment options.  And they will be glad to answer any questions you may have.  Stop in when the Center is open.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

01/13/2015    Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - patrolled island met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled Seashore Ave.
1515 - shoveled hydrants until 1630 hrs.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - responded to 47 Central Ave. broken water pipe.  Plumber arrived and shut off water to home.

***Just a reminder that all vehicles operating on the road must be insured.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

01-12-2014   Ofc.  T. OConnor 

0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, training
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1530-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
2130-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the day......make sure to defrost your windshield before driving!!!

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

01/11/2014   Ofc.  Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - responded to 45 Seashore Ave. for possible water main break.  Water district notified.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2125 - checked DPW property.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour parking limit.
01-10-2015   Ofc. T.  OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, medical call ..New Island Ave
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1945-met the ferry, checked on a 911 hangup Luther St.
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130 met the ferry, patrolled
2230-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day.....dont leave your keys in your car when you leave the island
01/09/15

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 check well being of Pleasant Ave resident, no contact
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2310 disturbance on Welch Street, car horn sounding
 
Please scrape all snow and ice from your car before driving... not just a little peek hole!!!

 

Friday, January 9, 2015

01/08/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0710- 42A Epps St report of a fire alarm sounding-no heat in bldg for season-smoke detectors affected by cold-homeowner located&notified with help from neighbor
0745- vehicle maintenance-low air passenger front tire
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1505- Island resident stopped re:child custody situation-making us aware of situation
1530- met ferry-spoke very briefly with other 1/2 of child custody situation-they will call if they need us.
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2245- patrolled Island
0535- alarm at Portland Water District Bldg.(weather related severe winds) all secure
 

Remember to scrape the ice off your windshield and windows before hurrying to the boat-you'll be more likely to see your neighbor walking to the boat if your windows are clear.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

01/07/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked Lions Club
1000 parking complaint Island Ave, 1 ticket issued
1045 met ferry
assist PFD with carbon monoxide alarm
1215 met ferry
1515 met ferry
checked TEIA
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
When cleaning hot ashes out of a fireplace or woodstove, put he ashes in a covered metal container and immediately put them outside. If left inside they will continue to burn releasing toxic gases into your home.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

01/06/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc O'Connor-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0910- 242 Island Ave #2 mother called for check well being on her son-no one home & no neighbors home
0940- cruiser maint-dead battery (weather/equip related)-recharged battery
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1045- follow up on CWB call at 242 Island Ave
1100- met ferry
1225- Medcu 12 to 58 Elizabeth Rd transport to MMC
1425- cruiser maint-dead battery-recharged battery
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Remember in this extremely cold weather to limit your children's and pet's time outside. The wind chill factors can make it much worse. Frost bite can happen very quickly. Remember to check your pet's feet as well. The ice melting products put down on the roads and sidewalks can irritate and burn the pads of their feet.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

01/05/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach (Day and Early shift)
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - Medcu 12 run to Elementary school for two patients.  Both treated at scene and released with out transport.
0845 - engine 12 run to 130 Central Ave. for faulty smoke detector. Service provided at scene.
1000 - patrolled island.
1105 - met with resident at station house about a lost/stolen cell phone.   
1230 - met ferry.
1415 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.

 

Monday, January 5, 2015

01-04-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, follow up on an abandoned golf cart on Island Ave.
1045-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, Checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1945-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the Day......with the cold weather...remember to take your pets inside

 
01/03/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1610 - training with Engine 12.
1705 - responded to Seashore Ave. and Great Pond Rd. for a bonfire on beach.  Parties involved put it out as we stood by.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - patrolled island and met 2130 ferry.


***Be careful shoveling and make sure to take breaks.***
01-02-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, Medical call on Island Ave.
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center, patrolled
 
 
 

Tip of the day....its flu season remember to stay hydrated, wash your hands often. 
01/01/2015   Ofc.Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
Near the triangle we found a glove in the middle of the road, assuming it was from the man we saw walking his dog just a short way back I picked it up and low and behold it did belong to him (small victories)
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD, while at the ferry landing we found 3 kids had walked to the boat with no shoes.  It was 22 degrees, we piled the kids in the backseat of the cruiser and drove the rocket scientists home.
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
Tip of the day: house numbers, house numbers, house numbers... enough said

 
12/31/2014  Ofc Ruemry-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc O'Connor PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0815- S/A check Welch St
0830- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1200- fueled cruiser
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars-scattered parties
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars
2350- patrolled Island
0100- patrolled Island-met ferry
 
With the final arrival of cold weather remember to watch your footing. Don't fail to plan and try to run down hill to the boat last minute-we've seen several near catastrophic falls. If you should feel the need to run for the boat, please remember to pull your cart behind you rather than push it. Those small front wheels catch on rocks and cracks in the road and sidewalk. The forward momentum has thrown many an Islander up and over their cart in past years.

 
12-30-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the Day, Remember to drive safe!!!
 

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12/29/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0730- bldg/equip maintenance
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Remember to plan ahead for the storms that will be here in the coming months. NOAA has some great links: http://www.noaa.gov/

 

Monday, December 29, 2014

12/28/2014  Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2000 - checked Lion's Club.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Remember it's not too late to get your flu shot.***
12-27-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
 
0700 arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, Checked the area around DPW
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the day......reminder it's that time of year to get dog licenses for your pets

 
12/26/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1040 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1910 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2150 - checked DPW property.
2230 - patrolled island and met 2245 ferry.
0110 - medcu 12 run to American Legion, female fell outside and struck her head.  Transported to fire boat with out incident.


*** Please remember all vehicles driven on the island must be registered ***

Friday, December 26, 2014

12-25-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
 Tip of the day with the new year coming...make sure to check the batteries in your smoke detectors

 
12/24/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with PFD
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
flagged down on Welch Street, long standing civil matter
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked Lions Club
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
 
When cleaning out wood stove or fireplace ashes, put them in a metal container outside.
Don't burn your home down trying to keep it warm.   MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

12/23/14 Officer Richardson (Day shift)

0700 shift change with PFD
0800 met ferry
checked Lions Club
0815 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked TEIA
parking complaint Welch St. lot, one ticket issued
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1430 shift change with Officer LauTerbach

Ofc. Robert Lauterbach   (Afternoon shift).
1430 - arrived on island.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - patrolled Seashore Ave. and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry and was relieved by Ofc. Richardson.

Ofc. Richardson (Late shift)

2230 shift change with officer Lauterbach
patrolled island
checked Lions Club
checked DPW
checked American Legion

After snowstorms be aware that your elderly neighbors may have trouble getting to and from their homes, keep an eye out and let first responders know if they need to be checked on.

 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

12/22/2014

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked TEIA
1045 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
checked DPW
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions Club
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 

Make sure you keep any combustibles at least 36" away from any woodstove or heating device

Monday, December 22, 2014

12/21/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- vehicle maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-S/A Spruce St vacation home
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A check Welch St vacation home
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-checked bar
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- patrolled Island-checked bar
0520- Medcu 12- 96 New Island Ave- 78 yr old male transported
 
 

Please remember that with the limited lighting from the few and far between street lights here on the Island, it is hard to see people walking in dark clothing in the street as you drive home from the boat. Use the sidewalks whenever possible. When walking in the road, be aware that you may not be visible to drivers-even when you are in a crosswalk -especially when stepping out between cars in the dark. 
12/20/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - FD training.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - made contact with resident from 112 Upper A Street about his boat.  Casco Bay lines called to inform us that the boat appeared to break off the mooring.
2015 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry.


***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour parking limit.
12/19/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor Day shift  (O'connor off)
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach/PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- bld/equip maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry-PFD shift change
1430- met ferry-shift change w/Ofc Hawley

Don't forget to check your stove and dryer vents and make sure they aren't blocked by cord wood or snow and ice.

1430-2300 Hawley and Atros

2130 shift change with Officer Hawley (and Atros)
2230 met ferry
gave a ride home to one unlucky traveler
checked TEIA
2330 met ferry
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
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THIEVES HAVE INGENIOUS WAYS TO SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR MONEY..(JUST LAST WEEK I FOUND THAT I AM A NIGERIAN PRINCE.... NO NOT REALLY!!!!)

IT'S ALWAYS A SCAM FOLKS


Friday, December 19, 2014

12/18/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0935 - parking summons issued in Welch St. lot.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - responded to area of 669 Island Ave for possible burglary.  Home sits behind Island Ave.  Unable to reach owners at time.  Shed door was hanging off, possibly do to wind.  Will follow up.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - patrolled island and met ferry.
1920 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry. 

***Remember that it's not too late to get your flu shot.

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12-17-2014   Ofc. T.  OConnor
 
0945-arrived on the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day....be safe ..Defrost your windshield completely before driving down to the boat in the morning!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12/16/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Letarte
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 parking complaint on Welch St., no tickets were necessary
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1755 gave a ride to a commuter running a little late
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
 
Oil and water don't mix... neither do electric heaters and extension cords.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12/15/2014  Taylor Annual / Ofc. Robert Lauterbach day shiht

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry ans patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - provided transport to a City Inspector for an address on Pleasant Ave. 
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled back shore.

1430 - met ferry.

Officer Behnke early shift
Officer Letarte late shift.

Monday, December 15, 2014

12/14/2014   Ofc.   Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Smith
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions Club
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
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